Gifted with subtle stylistic flair and a keen sense of musicianship, Nana Adjoa, is a dynamic explorer based in Amsterdam.
Nana Adjoa’s life has been shaped by fate and parental influence, as it has been for many other artists. In the working-class neighbourhood of Biljmer, the singer-songwriter was born to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother and grew up listening to black music such as soul, funk, 90s R&B, and classic bands like Parliament.
The multi-instrumentalist’s approach to songwriting is fueled by an unwavering sense of wonder and an eagerness to explore unlimited possibilities. In 2017, Adjoa released a debut EP, “Down at the Root (Pt. 1),” followed by 2018’s “Down at the Root (Pt. 2).”
“Big Dreaming Ants,” her full-length album, is a mix of sounds: opulent but delicate, intimate yet wide, sad yet hopeful. Throughout the tracks, a wide range of multilayered tonal textures can be heard, and each listens reveals something new—a thumb piano, vibraphone, or antique harmonium.
Adjoa’s poetic lyrics have a sweetness to them, and her indie dream pop has a joyful sense of wonder. Her music is both a balm and a rallying call to believe in oneself, rich in textures, warm, and intimate.
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